Imran, M.o., Lawal, I.a., Azeez, G.o & Giwa, A.a

Cosmetics are substances that are applied to improve and change one's look, hence increasing one's appeal and attractiveness. There are numerous substances included in their formulations. There are a number of safety and health problems about the manufacturing of cosmetics including certain components. In this investigation, the presence and concentration of heavy metals in certain samples of commercial cream were evaluated. Using the Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (FAAS) modeled after the AA990PG Instrument Ltd., England, five different cream samples—Fun Bact A, Movate, Carotene, Crusader, and Hyprogel—were examined for the presence of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, and Mn). The samples of Fun BactA (0.31ppm), Movate (0.3ppm), Hyprogel (0.22ppm), Crusader (0.1ppm), and Carotene (0.1ppm) have the lowest lead (Pb) concentrations, according to this investigation. Keywords: cosmetics, heavy metals, bleaching, safe limits, antiquity 0150